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Mental Health Supports

 Q: What is the Federal Government doing to support those who with mental health issues?A: The Federal Government has announced that they will be investing $240.5 million to develop, expand, and launch virtual mental health tools and services in order to help ensure that Canadians are able to get the support they need in

Support for Seniors

Support for Seniors In May, the Federal Government announced additional measures to help Canadian seniors with increased costs due to COVID-19. Seniors built this country and made it strong. We owe it to them to help now. This federal support is a one-time tax-free payment of $300 for seniors receiving Old Age Security (OAS),

Agriculture Sector Needs New Funding, MPs Tell Government

Agriculture Sector Needs New Funding, MPs tell Government Today, John Barlow, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Richard Lehoux, Associate Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, issued the following statement regarding the Trudeau government’s failure to provide new funding to support the agriculture sector: “Yesterday, the Trudeau Liberals claimed they were supporting the

CERB & EI Supports

Q: What is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)? On March 25th 2020, the federal government announced the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to help Canadians facing undue hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The CERB is a simpler and more accessible combination of the previously announced Emergency Care Benefit

Conservatives Propose to Fast-Track Small Business Wage Subsidy

Conservatives Propose to Fast-Track Small Business Wage Subsidy April 13, 2020 – Conservative Shadow Minister for Small Business and Export Promotion, James Cumming, and Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance, Pierre Poilievre, today announced a practical solution to fast-track rescue aid to small businesses. The government’s wage subsidy program became law Saturday and the Canada

Agriculture Supports

Q: What is the government doing for farmers? A: Farmers have always worked hard day and night to supply a safe and abundant food supply for Canadians. Locally, we have dairy, beef, hogs, poultry, cash crop, fruits, vegetables and other horticultural operations. We’re also blessed to have many farm

Summer Jobs Program

Q: Has COVID-19 affected the Canada Summer Jobs Program? A: Yes. The federal government announced changes to the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program on April 8 to help create summer openings for up to 70,000 youth as we deal with the COVID-19 crisis in our communities. These enhancements will include: an increase to

Ontario COVID-19 Info

Q: What is the provincial government responsible for? A: The Government of Ontario has taken a leadership role during COVID-19 – particularly on matters of provincial jurisdiction. This include healthcare, testing, securing personal protective equipment for our healthcare workers and first responders, as well as offering financial supports to